In the parliamentary elections for the 17th Lok Sabha, the BJP has achieved record by getting Mahavajay. Now the oath ceremony of PM is to be held. BIMSTEC members have been invited to Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on May 30, while an invitation to Pakistan has not been sent to it. Diplomatic analysts believe that through this India has tried to give a strong message to Pakistan. The news is that until Pakistan does not stop promoting terrorism from its land, then there will be no dynamism in relationships with her.
The Foreign Ministry shared the information of the invitation to BIMSTEC country leaders that the government has taken this step under the ‘neighbouring first’ policy. Now the question is that our neighbours are also Pakistan, but Professor Swaran Singh of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JMU) School of International Studies sees this move as an aggressive approach to India against terrorism.
He points out that Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan spoke to Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and expressed his desire to work together for the betterment of people of both countries. But in spite of this, PM Modi did not invite Imran Khan, and now BIMSTEC countries have been invited. This means that efforts have been made to give a strong message to terrorism on Pakistan.
Professor Swaran Singh said, ‘It will have to go back a bit to see us. Pathankot on January 2, 2016, and then on September 18, 2016, in Uri. There was Pakistan in it. Since then, India has started the practice of encompassing Pakistan at international fora. Many countries had announced that they did not take part in the SAARC summit held in Islamabad on 9-10 November 2016, in which India was the leader.
Swaran Singh explains that when Narendra Modi was going to take oath as the Prime Minister in 2014, he invited the heads of SAARC countries, which then included Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister of Pakistan. PM Modi reached Pakistan suddenly in Nawaz Sharif’s family event. All these exercises were being done so that the relations between the two countries remained intensely, but all this did not progress further, and India had to suffer the wounds of Pathankot, Uri.